Long Island Press
Lonely Hearts (2006)
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
"Though Ocean and the rest of the sexy squad have to act like they're desperately dedicated to what they do best to get the job done, the whole technically intricate production comes off as more play than work."
Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
Black Sheep (2006)
"Sheep are supposed to have a particular knack for putting you to sleep, at least when counted, but Jonathan King's cannibalistic farm animal horror satire Black Sheep could keep you awake nights instead."
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
You Kill Me (2007)
"Director John Dahl, whose signature gems include Red Rock West and The Last Seduction, playfully and quite irresistibly adds quirky romance and comic mayhem here to his accomplished, devilishly noir laced resume."
Four Lane Highway (2005)
Inside Deep Throat (2005)
"Move over, Alfred Kinsey. Apparently the unusually avid sex researcher's knack for shaking up the gatekeepers of traditional moral values, may have been a mere dress rehearsal for Deep Throat a few decades later."
The Corporation (2004)
"The undercurrent of this exhaustive critique is really all about good and evil, and in what ways often sordid human history is determined, not as a product of malice, but by the most typical people who could care less."
O homem que copiava (2005)
The Interpreter (2005)
"Now we know actors are just that, but it's a little hard to suspend disbelief and buy Sean as a government agent out to foil an assassination plot, when just a few months ago he was out to assassinate Richard Nixon on screen."
King Arthur (2004)
Walk on Water (2005)
The Jacket (2005)
"There's nothing wrong with a little vicarious experience when you go to the movies, but the director seems to think that his supernatural psycho thriller has to drive you crazy, just to get what it's like to be really insane."
House of D (2004)
"Nothing wrong with working out borderline incestuous fixation issues. But a film still has to be more than your very own shrink, and reach out to the audience and rise above psychodrama interplay more suited to the therapist couch."
The Honeymooners (2005)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
"If you're willing to believe your spouse when he tells you that the reason he's been staying out late at night is that he's a hitman, then Mr. & Mrs. Smith may be just the tongue-in-cheek thriller for you."
Milk & Honey (2005)
Melinda and Melinda (2005)
"A movie just shouldn't feel like homework. And with the constant shift in stories and repeatedly reinvented characters, unless you're in the mood for taking notes, you're going to feel like you're invited to rehearsals, rather than the finished product."
Hitlers Hitparade (2005)
"Takes its chances on the viewer just 'getting it,' through the visual and musical cues threaded together - Hitler, war and death camp images intertwined with cheery chorus lines and ecstatic celeb crooners."
Knocked Up (2007)
"Dabbles in the improbable loony male-driven fantasy of flabby slacker sex appeal, while taking pot shots at the snobbery of upwardly mobile gorgeous women who wouldn't give them a second look in actual life."
The Woodsman (2004)
Meet the Fockers (2004)
A Fond Kiss (2004)
Broken Flowers (2005)
"Womanizer cads may be front and center in movies. But surprisingly sometimes, so are the impressive accompanying ensemble righteous females who cut them nicely down to size, and the quirky and twisted Broken Flowers is no exception."
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
"Impressively tackles the enduring dilemma inherent in dramatically depicting the enormous horror of the Nazi death camps, and meeting that challenge, oddly enough, in tacit admission of the very impossibility of that task."
Dark Water (2005)
"This murky urban ghost story about a possible haunted hi rise of horrors, basically lets the all-natural creepiness already native to its NYC landscape just do its deadly thing, likely intensified by 9/11's architectural carnage."
"A film teeming with solemn recognition of the nasty complexities of living in a multicultural society, and much of what remains unspoken racially in America being neatly shoved under a complacent rug."
House of Wax (2005)
Raising Helen (2004)
Control Room (2004)
Shrek the Third (2007)
Without a Paddle (2004)
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)